Jefferson County, Texas Genealogy

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Guide to Jefferson County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Jefferson County Courthouse
PO Box 1151
Beaumont, TX 77704
Phone: 409.835.8475 

County Clerk has birth and death records 1903-1966,
marriage, land, probate, court and military disharge 
records from 1836; District Clerk has divorce records[1]


The Cypress Bayou Settlement in the Mexican municipality of Liberty was the nucleus from which the present area of Jefferson County grew.

Parent County

1836--Jefferson County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality. County seat: Beaumont [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Biographies, Autobiographies & Memoirs

Books & Articles


Churches & Religious Organizations


Funeral Homes

Historical Markers


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Jefferson County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.


Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site


Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Jefferson County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Texas.




Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County, Texas. Page 667 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)